My Google Page Rank

400 NAIA Customs employees demand overtime pay from airline companies


Some 400 Bureau of Customs (BoC) employees at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on Monday demanded from airline companies payment of their meal allowance and overtime services rendered, in line with the April 18 Supreme Court ruling denying the second motion for reconsideration filed by the Board of Airline Representatives (BAR).

The first motion for reconsideration was filed on November 16, 2011.
NAIA Customs District Collector Carlos So earlier said the motion is now final and executory.
He cited section 3506 of the Tariff Law governing mode of payment for overtime service, meals and traveling expenses for NAIA customs employees payable by the airline companies, aircraft operators, importers, exporters and brokers.

In its July 2009 decision, the Court of Appeals' Sixth Division ruled as unconstitutional BoC Administrative Circular No. 7-92 (CAO 7-92) dated April 24, 1992.

The order requires the airlines to pay for the Overtime Pay, Traveling, Board and Lodging Expenses and/or Meal Allowance of Customs personnel at the NAIA.

A separate order, CAO 1-2005, amended CAO 7-92 by increasing the rates of all the charges by more than 100 percent.
Both orders were ordered scrapped by the CA in favor of the Board of Airline Representatives (BAR).

The BAR is composed of Asiana Airlines, Cathay Pacific, Cebu Pacific, China Airlines, China Southern Airlines, Continental Micronesia Airlines, Emirates, Etihad Airways, Eva Air Airways, Federal Express Corp., Gulf Air, Japan Airlines, Air France, KLM Royal Dutch Airlines, Korean Air, Kuwait Airways Corp., Lufthansa German Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Northwest Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Qantas Airlines, Qatar Airlines, Royal Brunei Airlines, Singapore Airlines, Swiss International Airlines, Saudi Arabian Airlines and Thai International Airways.
The BAR has urged the government to put into active operations all key airports and not just the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) on a 24/7 basis.

This would help make the country more tourist-friendly and also decongest Manila.
The airline operators said the present one-shift system, which starts at 8 a.m. and ends at 5 p.m., is no longer fashionable globally.
This is the reason used by airport customs, immigration, and quarantine (CIQ) personnel to charge airlines for overtime pay.

The Airport customs had expanded the practice unilaterally to include meals and transportation allowance, the BAR said.
In order to avoid the conflict, Finance Secretary Cesar Purisima said the BoC will hire more employees to man the country’s main airport facilities as the agency is set to implement a round-the-clock service at the NAIA.

Customs Commissioner Rozzano Rufino Biazon, who agreed with the proposal, said the hiring will start as soon as the Department of Budget and Management (DBM) approves the plan to hire 150 more employees to man the airport 24/7.

Biazon said the BoC communicated its plan in a letter to the DBM two weeks ago but has not received any reply yet.
“The airlines are supportive of any move to improve the services, such as hiring of additional personnel, as long as it’s not an added cost to them,” Biazon said.

However, Collector So said the BoC would hire 1,000 more customs personnel with a budget of P1 billion to finance the new set up.

by: PNA

Related news items:
Newer news items:
Older news items:

Add comment

Security code

Four Kidnap victims rescued in Zamboanga del Norte

14 Mar 2018 Hits:196 Be the first to comment!

Four kidnap victims, who were held captive for nine days in Sirawai town, Zamboanga del Norte, have been escued, the military said. The Western Mindanao Command's spokesperson, Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, said as troops continue their rescue operations against lawless elements in Zamboanga Peninsula area, four kidnap victims were rescued in Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte at 3:00 p.m. on Monday. Petinglay identified the rescued kidnap victims as Roger Jung-an; Jomar Maglangit; Jomar Mantangan; and Raymond Purisima who were left by their disoriented captors after soldiers and policemen had been relentlessly pursuing them since their abduction. Accordingly, the four are chainsaw operators and laborers, all residents of Barangay San Vicente, Sirawai, Zamboanga del Norte, who were abducted at the vicinity of Barangay Panabutan of Sirawai [...] Read more

Prev Next Page:

Beng urges women: Be brave, be strong

09 Mar 2018 Hits:231 Be the first to comment!

In celebration of women empowerment, Mayor Beng Climaco urged all women to be brave and strong amidst challenges and difficulties. Speaking to hundreds of women and men who joined the Marcha [...] Read more

CA denies Musa’s motion on IP seat in City Council

09 Mar 2018 Hits:247 Be the first to comment!

The Court of Appeals has denied Ismael Musa’s motion for reconsideration relative to his assertion as sectoral representative of the Indigenous People in the Sangguniang Panlungsod of Zamboanga City. In a [...] Read more

City welcomes Curuan-Sibuco road

07 Mar 2018 Hits:334 Be the first to comment!

Mayor Beng Climaco has welcomed the inclusion of the Curuan-Sibuco road project, one of the subprojects proposed under Improving Growth Corridors in Mindanao Road Sector Project (IGCMRSP) of the Department [...] Read more

Beng welcomes Litlit’s appointment as SP member

15 Feb 2018 Hits:469 Be the first to comment!

President Rodrigo Duterte has appointed San Roque Barangay Chairman Joselito “Litlit” Macrohom as member of the Sangguniang Panlungsod or City council replacing Charlie Mariano who stepped down from office last [...] Read more

City Registrar observes Civil Reg Month

15 Feb 2018 Hits:338 Be the first to comment!

The city, through the Office of the City Civil Registrar,is observing the Civil Registration Month this February with several activities highlighting the importance of civil registration. The month-long observance is punctuated [...] Read more

CHO stresses need for measles vaccination

14 Feb 2018 Hits:384 Be the first to comment!

The City Health Office (CHO) yesterday appealed to parents to submit their children for measles vaccination. This after a seven-month baby died last February 6, 2018 allegedly due to measles, five [...] Read more


11 Jan 2018 Hits:522 Be the first to comment!

Este el Istoria del Jong Cariaga Mindanao Cup 2018 que ya hace na Golden Boys gym anoche. Ya sale Champion el Myeisha Jolo kay completo todo departamento del juego especialmente [...] Read more

BFP personnel to undergo fire suppression activities

10 Jan 2018 Hits:463 Be the first to comment!

Personnel of the Bureau of Fire Protection in Zamboanga City will undergo fire suppression trainings in the days to come in a bid to keep them abreast of the firefighting [...] Read more


10 Jan 2018 Hits:427 Be the first to comment!

Del Domingo pasao ya mira kita con el Resto Del Mundo FC contra Red Corals United donde ya sale Tabla el juego na Soccer Football. Amo quel el ultimo juego [...] Read more

TFZ gets 10 motorcycles from City Government

09 Jan 2018 Hits:468 Be the first to comment!

Task Force Zamboanga (TFZ) on Monday received from the local government 10 units of XRM motorcycles for security patrols in the outskirts of the city. Mayor Beng Climaco together with Councilor [...] Read more

Beng leads destruction of seized items

09 Jan 2018 Hits:462 Be the first to comment!

To show the Local Government’s firm commitment to public safety and security, Mayor Beng Climaco on Monday personally maneuvered a road roller and led the destruction of seized items such [...] Read more

Warring clans arm cache seized by gov't troops in Lanao del Sur

09 Jan 2018 Hits:472 Be the first to comment!

The military on Saturday seized a cached of high-powered firearms from warring clans, following a clearing operation in Lanao del Sur province. Capt. Jo-Ann Petinglay, spokesperson of the Western Mindanao Command, [...] Read more


09 Jan 2018 Hits:416 Be the first to comment!

MINDANAO LEAGUE 2018 BY JONG CARIAGA: Boalan Agm  nuevo star athlete Kaiwa Sabdulla y si Neil Jumao-as ya dale mira kay puede sila gana con el maga mapuersa team como el [...] Read more


08 Jan 2018 Hits:345 Be the first to comment!

JONG CARIAGA BASKETBALL MINDANAO CUP ‘18. Que el juego ta ase na golden boys gym ta principia 7:00 del noche. Fritz Vesagas amo el ya ase gana con el disuyu [...] Read more


07 Jan 2018 Hits:376 Be the first to comment!

JONG CARIAGA MINDANAO CUP Este el un torneo que debe kita mira kay el team del Myiesha Jolo tiene 5 ex PBA athleta y el losdemas puru mga star players de [...] Read more

Climaco reiterates appeal to Customs: Stop smuggling

06 Jan 2018 Hits:966 Be the first to comment!

Mayor Beng Climaco has once again appealed to the Bureau of Customs to clean up Zamboanga City against smuggling, and it can only be done if the agency will deputize [...] Read more

Escapee recaptured in Isabela

06 Jan 2018 Hits:409 Be the first to comment!

An inmate who escaped last Tuesday night from his cell in Isbela City was recaptured by the Isabela City Police on Wednesday afternoon in one of the islands in Maluso, [...] Read more

Beng orders intensified drive vs illegal quarrying

06 Jan 2018 Hits:384 Be the first to comment!

Mayor Beng Climaco has ordered a renewed campaign against illegal quarrying activities as she cited the city’s firm advocacy on environmental protection. Mayor Climaco Thursday has directed City Police Director PSSupt. [...] Read more